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Chemistry - Teaching Qualification Gymnasium


Teaching Qualification: Gymnasium

Program structure

Gymnasium teaching degree: Two teaching subjects are combined. In addition, the course of study is supplemented by the study of educational science. This results in the following combination of subjects:

  • 2 teaching subjects
  • Educational science studies

Which subject combinations you can choose when studying to become a teacher at secondary schools can be found in the lists of possible combinations.

Special features

Currently, the following combinations are possible in Regensburg:

Chemistry with Biology: Chemistry starts from the 1st semester.
Chemistry with Mathematics: For reasons of studyability, Chemistry mainly starts from the 3rd semester.
Chemistry with English


For a brief description of the chemistry teacher education program ask Victoria Telser (Mail: victoria.telser@ur.de, Phone: +49 941 943 5776)

Professional prospects / competencies

Development of chemistry and chemistry education skills and competencies.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

In accordance with the examination regulations for teaching I (LPO I), §§ 34, 36 and 38, the following teaching practices are to be completed:

  •  Occupational internship
  •  Orientation internship
  •  Pedagogic-didactic teaching practice
  •  Teaching practice accompanying studies

Disciplines involved

No other disciplines are involved.

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 9 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

270 ECTS credits overall;
comprising 92 ECTS credits for each teaching subject, 10 ECTS credits in each subject didactics, 35 ECTS credits in education, 10 ECTS credits in the thesis, 15 ECTS credits in the elective area, 6 ECTS credits teaching practice.

Language of instruction


Program can be started

In the winter and summer semester (if you start your studies in the summer semester, we strongly recommend that you contact the student advisory service).

The subject combination Biology/Chemistry is only able to be started in the winter semester.

What qualities do I need to have?

Subject matter interest coupled with educational interest; experience working with children and/or adolescents.

Restricted admittance

No, this program does not have restricted admission.

Legal requirements for admission

The chemistry teaching degree at Gymnasium is not subject to any admission restrictions.

Application deadline(s)

None (no application is required for national students).

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information about the dates for enrollment and the required documents can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

No language certificates are required.

Information on German language certificates for international applicants can be found here.

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants.

Contact within the faculty

Academic Counseling

Dr. Victoria Telser

Chemistry Building, room 14.4.83
Phone 0941 943-5776
E-Mail: victoria.telser@ur.de

Office hours by appointment


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